HBO Taps 'Austin Powers' Director for New Comedy Deadline
HBO is lining up the principals for a new comedy project. Deadline.com reports that the pay-cable channel will mine the talents of director, producer and screenwriter Jay Roach for the half-hour comedy series "Women in Space."
Roach is best known for directing the "Austin Powers" and "Meet the Parents" movies. He started working with HBO on its 2008 movie “Recount,” and is joined by writer Kristin Gore on the new project.
“Recount” was about the 2000 U.S. presidential election between Al Gore -- Kristin Gore's father -- and George W. Bush.
Roach and Kristin Gore are executive producing the project, which is part of Roach’s deal at HBO. The project, written by Gore, is about a space mission staffed by women who plan to colonize another planet.